Essay on miniature painters

Scope and Content

Transcript of a work entitled 'Traitté ou sont enseignées toutes les manières de piendre en mignature, avec plusiers exemples des plus excellens peintres de ce siècle', 1746, comprising an account of the different styles of various miniature painters of that era, notably Louis du Guernier, Jean Eckman, Louis van de Bruggen, Jean Petitot, as well as paintings by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Claude Vignon and Charles Lebrun.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miniature painting flourished from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The manuscript was part of the B.S. Long bequest.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript quarto. Full mottled parchment.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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